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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Auditor Seeks Committee Against Glacier Fire and Rescue Property Tax Levy

The Auditor’s Office is looking for individuals to serve on a committee to write a statement against a proposed property tax levy submitted by Glacier Fire and Rescue that will be on the November 6 General Election ballot.  The statement against ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Independence Day Firework Discharge Allowable Times/Dates

Remember, check with your local fire jurisdiction on fireworks regulations if you live within a city limits because many cities have enacted restrictions.

  • Whatcom County only allows consumer fireworks to be discharged during the following dates and times:
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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Sheriff's Office Accepting Applications for Citizens Academy 2018

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Citizens Academy that will take place fall, 2018.

The Citizens Academy is a 12 week program designed to provide Whatcom County residents firsthand information about how their s...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closed for All Whatcom County Beaches

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on all beaches in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Lummi Island Ferry Punch Card Sales Press Release

Sales will be 12 pm to 3:15 pm at the Lummi Island ferry office.As a reminder, we sell all types of ferry punch cards on the Island including current Needs Based customers.We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We only keep a small bank with us for cha...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Document Recording Fees are Increasing in June

Document recording fees will increase by $25 effective June 7, 2018.

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

2018 Herbicide Program Notification

The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2018 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid drainage and minimiz...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Document Recording Fees are Increasing in June

Document recording fees will increase by $25 effective June 7, 2018.

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

County Auditor Releases 2017 Annual Report

This report provides a glimpse of the highlights that occurred in all three divisions of the Auditor's Office; Elections, Licensing, and Recording.  The report provides a summary of events in 2017 as well as statistical information and fun facts....

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Auditor Seeks Committee Against Glacier Fire and Rescue Property Tax Levy

The Auditor’s Office is looking for individuals to serve on a committee to write a statement against a proposed property tax levy submitted by Glacier Fire and Rescue that will be on the November 6 General Election ballot.  The statemen...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Election Observer Training

The new Clear Ballot counting system and ES&S mail ballot verifier are up and running in Whatcom County!  With the implementation of the new Clear Ballot counting system, election observers will be witnessing ballot processing in a very diffe...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closed for All Whatcom County Beaches

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on all beaches in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

BIOTOXIN LEVELS DROP IN DRAYTON HARBOR

Biotoxin levels in molluscan shellfish in Drayton harbor have dropped in recent weeks. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health has lifted the biotoxin closure for Drayton Harbor only.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Biotoxin Levels Rise - Shellfish Harvest Closures Expand in Northern Whatcom County

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on beaches from Sandy Point north to the Canadian border including Point Roberts.

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Biotoxin Causes Shellfish Harvest Closure for North Whatcom County Beaches

Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches in Drayton Harbor. Beaches from Birch Point north to the Canadian border are closed to recreational harvest for shellfish.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Patients Concerned About Chickenpox Urged to Call Healthcare Provider First

The Whatcom County Health Department is urging members of the public who are experiencing symptoms of chickenpox to call ahead before visiting their healthcare provider, walk-in clinic, or the emergency room to help prevent further spread of the disease.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

CDC Warns Consumers About Romaine Lettuce Contaminated with E. Coli

Consumers are being urged to not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region. Five cases of E. coli illness linked to romaine lettuce have been identified in WA State.

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kratom, 1 Whatcom County Case

Washington State Department of Health announced today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom has widened. Ten (10) cases have been confirmed in Washington State, including one (1) case in Whatcom County.

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Free Needle Clean-Up Kits Available

Businesses and community groups who wish to clean up and safely dispose of needles found on private or public property can now do so with free needle clean-up kits provided by the Whatcom County Health Department.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Whatcom County Food Inspection Results Now Available Online

A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Whatcom Has Hope: Campaign Sheds Light on Opioid Crisis and What You Can Do

The Whatcom County Opioid Response Task Force is launching a new community education campaign, Whatcom Has Hope, designed to provide information about opioid addiction and prevention.

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Whatcom County Health Board Approves New Secure Medicine Return Program

The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Fire Marshal 4th of July 2018 Press Release

Remember, check with your local fire jurisdiction on fireworks regulations if you live within a city limits because many cities have enacted restrictions.

  • Whatcom County only allows consumer fireworks to be discharged during the following dates and times:
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Posted on: June 21, 2018

PDS- Building Services Launches New Inspection Option

In an effort to offer fast efficient service, you can schedule a time for us to "virtually" meet with you. Using interactive technology Building Services staff will participate in a live session with the installer or homeowner and will complete ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Whatcom County Public Works Notification - Chip Seal Road List for the week of June 25, 2018

Whatcom County Public Works will be performing chip seal on the roads as listed HERE beginning June 25th running through June 28th from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm. It is requested that the public use alternate routes when possible as long delays should be expe...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule Set

The Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Advisory Committee has established the following regular meeting dates: Wednesday June 20, Wednesday August 1, Monday August 20, Wednesday September 19, and Wednesday October 17. All meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Airport Drive Subsurface Repair - Phase 2 begins 5.14.18

Work on Airport Drive between Bennett Drive and Canterbury Lane will begin on 5.14.18. The remaining work items include relocation/repair of underground utilities, reconstruction of curb and sidewalk, and asphalt pavement overlay on the roadway.

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

2018 Herbicide Program Notification

The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2018 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid drainage a...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Public Input Needed

The County Council's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold a listening tour on criminal justice issues at various locations around the County.

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Exempt Well Water Information

  • Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 6091 
  • Information related to legislation in response to the Supreme Court decision of Hirst et al v. Whatcom County
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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force

The Whatcom County Council has convened the Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force to work on incarceration and jail issues in Whatcom County.

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